Laws that have been created for particular causes can be used for myriad different purposes based on unprestatable societal modifications, which then affect the directionality of the legal guidelines in richly cross-related and self-reinforcing feedback loops. As the legal system expands its diversity, specialization and redundancy, increased complexity advantages teams best able to exploit its burgeoning ecological niches. During litigation, for example, events with deep pockets exploit varied laws to bury their opponents in discovery and file flurries of pre-trial motions to force dismissal of the suit or a favorable settlement. Large companies additionally typically choose complex regulatory schemes as a result of they shut out potential opponents by raising the barriers to entry.
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